After getting tired of tweeting #BlackLivesMatter and crying over viral videos detailing the moments leading up to black men and women being gunned down by police with the result of no justice, creator of Cultivate Blk, Monique Dee, decided to use her talent, social media platforms and websites as a way to help build up her people and take much needed action. After going into communities, encouraging youth, and playing a leading role in Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp for young adults, Monique has become determined on being a part of the solution. “We can hashtag names, shame internet trolls and post angry messages all day,” Monique says. “But until we begin to uplift the black community and take back the power of the black dollar, all ‘black lives matter’ posts are null and void.
Cultivate BLK is a Marketing Company celebrating Melanin Magic Worldwide. Our overall mission is to encourage ownership, support black businesses and to make locating new ones a piece of cake. We’re eliminating the excuse of WHERE and HOW to support black creators. The only question now is WHEN — And the answer is NOW.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES? YOU MAY NOT BE ALONE!
CHECK OUT A LIST OF OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW.
What is CULTIVATE BLK?
CULTIVATE BLK is a community and platform designed to expand and encourage the awareness of black owned businesses. Making sure to support black owned companies in all industries, CULTIVATE BLK is separated into three sections:
The (Physical) BLK BOX
The Blk Box is an exclusive product box full of a variety of items from Black Owned Businesses delivered to your doorstep.
The Business Directory
Our Business Directory makes location Black Owned Businesses worldwide super easy!
Our blog is a section ofour website that focuses on all black owned businesses. We know that creativity runs deep in the black community and not every business has products to feature in the actual box. So in order to cater to all black entrepreneurs, we’ve created a section that lives on our website that showcasesalltalent in the black community.
Is THE BLK BOX a monthly subscription box?
No, The Blk Box is not a subscription box or a monthly box. We release exclusive boxes only so they are first come, first served. There is no way to sign up for boxes as of now, but you can subscribe to our email list to get updates about every release first.
How can I become a vendor for THE BLK BOX?
The only companiesthat qualify to become vendors in our product boxes are companies that are listed in our BLK Business Directory.
Do you currently ship outside of the US?
Unfortunately, we do not currently ship outside of the United States. As our business continues to grow, we do hope to expand in the future. If you are located outside of the US and interested in purchasing, please contact us so that we can make arrangements to begin shipments in your area.
Who can support or purchase THE BLK BOX?
While our box is full of products from black owned businesses, anyone can support this movement and/or purchase an actual box! No matter what your background is, as long as you’re located in the US, you can purchase. You don’t have to be black to buy black.
How do I report any issues with service?
Email us directly email@example.com. We respond to all emails in the order they are received and within 48 business hours (Monday-Friday).
Do you accept returns?
No, we do not accept returns. However, we do encourage any and all feedback. To share your personal concerns, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org